If you get a chance to make it up to the Wisconsin Dells this summer, you must put a trip to the Wisconsin Deer Park on your itinerary. Trust me when I tell you that this is something that you've never experienced before.
The Wisconsin Deer Park features a variety of animals including emu, peacocks, goats, horses, pigs, rabbits, bison, and of course deer. Most of the animals are behind gates or fences like you would see at a zoo. But not the deer.
Visitors enter through gates and are greeted by hundreds of deer roaming the property. They come right up to you. Guests are encouraged to feed the deer snacks that are being sold on site. My kids fell in love with the place on their first visit and they insist on a return trip each time we visit the Wisconsin Dells.
This is definitely an up-close-and-personal experience with nature (these deer are not shy) so be prepared for some intimate moments with wildlife. But I have to say that this experience also goes way beyond a trip to your average zoo. A definite must for animal enthusiasts. Plus, this activity is a nice break from the water park action.
Definitely visit the website's very helpful FAQ page before you bring your brood for a visit -- very helpful info.